Villar panel eyes inquiry on oil spill
Villar noted reports by University of the Philippines-Marine Science Institute experts which said the oil spill could possibly affect over 36,000 hectares of coral reefs, mangroves, and seagrass across Oriental Mindoro, Occidental Mindoro, Palawan and Antique.
Villar, senators to ask PBBM who will orchestrate gov’t response to oil spill
"We cannot have different agencies -- while well-meaning, well-funded, have the resources -- [working] without a head," she pointed out.
Senate panel to probe administrative liability of PCG, Marina on oil spill—Villar
The Senate Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Climate Change will look into the possible administrative liabilities of both the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) and the Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) on the oil spill that ruined the waters of Oriental Mindoro due to the sinking of the ill-fated MT Princess Empress, Sen. Cynthia Villar said.